Steam, Glorious Steam!
An audio time-capsule, preserving the sounds of the last great days of mainline steam. 1 CD. Over 1 hour playing time.
Ever since steam engines first trundled along the steel rails of Northern England, almost two centuries ago, they have gripped nearly everyone's imagination. Even during the one hundred and fifty years of steam's dominance, few people turned their backs on the sight and sound of the hissing, clanking monsters that tugged goods wagons to and from the great industrial cities or ripped famous expresses across the countryside. Featuring sounds on location of: SRs King Arthur, Merchant Navy, Battle of Britain, West Country and Nelson Class locos; GWRs Castle, Pannier Tank (0-6-0) and King Class locos; LNERs A4 Pacific Class loco; LMSs Black 5, Crab (0-6-0) and Jubilee Class locos; and more ...
The sounds on this CD come from the stereophonic recordings made by Peter Handford during the late 1950s and early 1960s: a time when stereo discs were the latest thing. Everyone listening to this exceptional CD owes Peter Handford a great debt of gratitude, for his persistence and enthusiasm in preserving the sounds of the last great days of Glorious Steam!
All tracks in stereo and digitally remastered